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Shared Kitchen is winner of the Gourmand 'Best in the World' Award for the Best Cookbook

Shared Kitchen by Julie and Ilaria Biuso, a finalist in the NZ Booklovers Lifestyle Awards 2021, has just won The Gourmand 'Best in the World' Award for the Best Cookbook Associated with a Blog.

Julie Biuso and her daughter Ilaria are delighted to have won this prestigious award that was up against three other titles from Belgium, Germany and the UK.

Edouard Cointreau founder of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards says ‘We had 20 per more entries this year (2020), from 175 countries. With the pandemic, people are cooking, reading and writing. Sales of cookbooks worldwide are the best in two decades.’

29-year-old Ilaria has been involved in magazine and book shoots with her talented mother since she was young and worked alongside her at her cooking school, Master Classes and food events.

She says, ‘I’ve watched mum with so much pride over the years as she stacked up awards but never thought for a moment that one day, I’d be doing a book with her. To win an award for our book is pretty amazing.’

Julie says, ‘Honestly, it doesn’t matter how many awards you win, each one is a privilege – the fact that someone somewhere recognises your work is a lucky thing and to share Ilaria’s first award will always remain special.’

Bateman Books


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